Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Middle East
Reload this Page >

More A330 for QR...

Middle East Many expats still flying in Knoteetingham. Regional issues can be discussed here.

More A330 for QR...

Old 2nd Oct 2012, 10:09
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The SKY
Posts: 23
More A330 for QR...

As per FlightGlobal magazine , QR is studying a deal with airbus for more a330s after continuance delay of its B787..

Qr is currently flying 29 a330s which at least 15 aircraft are planned to be converted into freighters.

Qatar Airways discusses A330 deal in wake of 787 delay
hotline330 is offline  
Old 2nd Oct 2012, 12:02
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dry land
Posts: 96
I'm sure its just scare tactics for Mr Boeing, I'd be very surprised if this actually happens along with the cargo conversions.
flyforfood1 is offline  
Old 2nd Oct 2012, 15:14
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,484
Al Baker is a very shrewd negotiator. Could get interesting. Any info related to how much longer the 787s could be delayed? I thought it was an interior-related issue - no?
Iver is offline  
Old 2nd Oct 2012, 15:30
  #4 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: North of London
Posts: 371
I believe it is due to the engines, which have two cases now of cracks. Not due to Boeing. The first aircraft flew at Farnborough months ago.
Colonel Klink is offline  
Old 2nd Oct 2012, 16:46
  #5 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: East of Eden
Posts: 108
It is not entirely engines or interior, it is most likely both.
About A330 - we've been hearing of a possible dry leasing of Air Hong Kong's brand new birds strait from the factory. Probability - unknown.
Homo Ludens is offline  
Old 2nd Oct 2012, 19:37
  #6 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The SKY
Posts: 23
The Delay is due to :-

- Technical problems in the A/C

- Qr forcing Boeing to have its A/C in Farnborough air show

- Qr interior design.

And More ...
hotline330 is offline  
Old 3rd Oct 2012, 06:13
  #7 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Overthereshire
Posts: 30
Transfer of title for the first aircraft is scheduled for later this week (5th/6th). The aircraft then goes for post a delivery modification and should be in Doha by early November.


The delivery phase for A/C 2 begins this week.

The plan was for QR to have 5 aircraft by the end of the year, it's looking very unlikely at this stage.
Strangeways Southpaw is offline  
Old 11th Oct 2012, 21:57
  #8 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The SKY
Posts: 23
any UPDATES?????????
hotline330 is offline  
Old 15th Oct 2012, 05:04
  #9 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Overthereshire
Posts: 30
The first aircraft is undergoing modification now, barring any technical issues the work should be completed by the end of the month.

The next stop will be Seattle for the official ceremony and then it flies to Doha, should be here during the first week of November.
Strangeways Southpaw is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.